@Kokuanani Schwartz@facebook They gave her the sandwich and told her not to worry about it. She doesn't owe them anything. This is done to encourage future business and word of mouth advertising. (or internet advertising on the billfold) They have great customer service and people will continue to frequent them because of it.
@PumpedUpDogs For real. She is describing her experience in contrast to her parents', not saying all young parents are miserable or poor.
@Morbo As someone who does not have kids, I am by no means a member of "the child-free movement." I am just a person who does not have kids, the same way you are a person who does. I sure hope I'm not self satisfied or smug about it, but I would hope you'd wait until you meet me and talk to me about it before you pull out those adjectives. Personally I think the term "child free" is gross, but a work pal of mine happily applies it to herself. Different strokes. I live in an expensive city and I know a handful of women who have made the difficult decision not to have kids, for instance because they couldn't afford good child care and can't get jobs that pay better. I know someone who would rather not roll the dice on the scary genetic disease that runs in her family. I know a couple who would love to adopt and would be brilliant parents but one of them has some health issues that (preposterously) get her screened out by every agency they've tried. I wish you wouldn't make assumptions about their characters based on the surface fact that they don't have kids.
@theotherginger When people get up in arms about the personal opinions of total strangers, I wonder how much they like their own choices in the first place.
@honey cowl Yes, this is a non-serious post written in jest (although we should all make an attempt to get fake white beards and pretend to be senior citizens to get movie theater discounts). Matt also wrote a fun, non-serious listicle about questionable theater plot twists for The Hairpin yesterday.
But to address the concern here: I've talked plenty about IRAs and savings tips and all that nitty gritty stuff before, and am sure to continue talking about all of that in the future and beyond. There are days when we have non-serious pieces like this one and yesterday's Shark Tank recap. There are days when we have very serious pieces, like interviews with a labor journalist, or a look at the personal finance industrial complex, or yesterday's conversation with a person living on $15,000. The goal is and always has been to have a balance of both.
@MaxBraverman That is incredibly harsh. People make mistakes, I certainly have and I'm sure you have as well. Thank you Logan for sharing this story, I appreciate your honesty about a lesson learned.
By muggles on A Thread That Is Open
I know it keeps you healthy, but God... at what cost?
By oiseau on A Thread That Is Open
@Marissa I do tend to spend more if I feel like my budget got shot to hell anyway - but mostly I'd just like to say yum, I could go for some brie and chevre right now myself.
@stuffisthings We're starting a new vertical called "The GIFold" just for you!
Send the lamps to Australia. Two birds, 1 thing.